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Humanoid robots’ place in an intralogistics smart robot strategy

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 · Dwight Klappich, VP analyst and Gartner Fellow with the Gartner Supply Chain Practice
The potential for humanoid robots is clearly alluring, but the pace of growth will be complex and gradual, says Dwight Klappich from Gartner’s Supply Chain Practice.

Tips for CIOs to overcome technology talent acquisition troubles

Monday, April 15, 2024 · Norman Katz
CIOs often turn over the job search process to HR or search on job boards, often with a jumbled job description. That may not be yielding the best candidates and exacerbating a talent shortage.

There is still work to do to achieve supply chain stability

Friday, April 12, 2024 · 24/7 Staff
The stability of the supply chain has improved greatly in the past year, despite ongoing challenges and geopolitical tensions.

Blooming success: The vital role of S&OE in nurturing global supply chains

Thursday, April 11, 2024 · Stephen Dombroski
Sales and operations execution planning plays a pivotal role in connecting strategic planning and day-to-day execution to ensure supply chains flourish.

Supply chain salaries, job satisfaction on the rise

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 · Bridget McCrea
This year, 25% of supply chain professionals will earn between $150,000 and $249,999 annually, while 18% will earn $120,000 and $149,999.

How one small part held up shipments of thousands of autos

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 · Rosemary Coates
The recent case of thousands of autos being denied entry to the U.S. over concerns of forced labor used by a sub-assembly supplier illustrates the need to improve scrutiny of the supply chain.

Investor expectations influencing supply chain decision-making

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 · Brian Straight
Supply chain sustainability is increasingly an imperative for shareholders, and it is leading managers to consider investor relations in decision-making.

Game on: Rethinking change management for the digital era

Monday, April 8, 2024 · Marko Kovacevic and Craig Moss
Change management faces some of its greatest challenges when it comes to supply chain digital transformation. But video games may hold the clues to success.

Shining light on procurement’s dark purchases problem

Friday, April 5, 2024 · Brian Straight
Many companies do not have processes in place to control procurement spending, leading to millions in wasted dollars from untracked dark purchases.

40% of procurement leaders ignoring sustainability, study reveals

Thursday, April 4, 2024 · Brian Straight
Many procurement professionals are ignoring sustainability initiatives as they battle pressure to control spend.

Sample Styles Investor Confidence Shows Signs of Life

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 · Patrick Burnson
As noted elsewhere in SCMR, economic activity in the manufacturing sector is gradually surging. Investors, too, seem to be responding to this positive news.

ISM reports that services sector sees continued growth in March

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 · Jeff Berman
The Services PMI, at 51.5 (a reading of 50 or higher signals growth), fell 1.2% in March, while growing, at a slower rate, for the 15th consecutive month.

Predicting stockouts: Enhancing FMCG resilience through data-driven insights

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 · Madeleine Lee and Kamran Iqbal Siddiqui
Cutting-edge data analysis and predictive modeling techniques are revolutionizing the FMCG industry, helping companies prevent stockouts, improve case fill rates (CFRs), and boost resilience in a volatile market.

More complex trade-offs are necessary to maintain a high-performing supply chain

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 · Brian Straight
As supply chains have become more complex, so too have the decisions necessary to maintain performance, and that is causing ripple effects throughout organizations as companies seek to reimagine their supply chains.

ISM reports manufacturing sees growth in March, snaps 16-month stretch of contraction

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 · Jeff Berman
The report’s benchmark metric, the PMI came in at 50.3 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), topping March’s 47.8, and contracting after 16 months of declines. ISM added that the overall economy grew, at a faster rate, in March, for the 47th consecutive month. The…
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